28 Nov Madison top-ranked In Digital Cities Survey
Madison, Wis. – The City of Madison has been awarded the top ranking for a mid-size city in the Center for Digital Government’s 2005 Digital Cities Survey, an annual review of how city governments are utilizing information technology. The annual survey is conducted by the Center for Digital Government.
The city’s Web portal, www.cityofmadison.com, allows visitors access to features such as information about city government meetings and proposed legislation, paying property taxes and parking tickets, or reporting problems such as potholes and graffiti.
Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said that the city is also working on new capabilities for the coming year, such as a new enterprise permitting system.
The Digital Cities Survey examined and assessed how city governments utilize information technology to operate and deliver services to their customers and citizens. Mayors, chief information officers and city managers at over 300 of the nation’s cities were invited to participate. The survey groups cities into four categories based on population: 250,000 or greater, 125,000-249,999, and 75,000-124,999,and 30,000-74,999.
Madison has been moving up in the rankings for cities with populations between 125,000 and 249,999. In 2003, Madison placed tenth in the rankings, moving up to fourth place in 2004 and first place this year.
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